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Ten books to read in May

From a novel that imagines a lost manuscript by JS Bach to a collection of essays by David Foster Wallace on tennis, Jane Ciabattari selects must-read titles for the month ahead.

Books

Understanding why some people take their lives – and some don’t | The Star

Arthur Sommer Rotenberg was a doctor in Toronto with a promising career. He had a large, loving family and was both studious and athletic, once …

12 Easy Green Changes Literally Anyone Can Make

If you've ever thought about going green only to shy away from the idea because it seems daunting, you're in good company. "It's easy to assume going …

Cleaning

20 Things Women Who Have Their Sh*t Together Do Every Day

No. 13 is seriously so important, and you probably already do it.<p><b>1. Brew their own coffee at home instead of spending approximately half their paycheck on Starbucks every day.</b> You do not want to do the math on how much you could potentially spend in a year buying coffee every day. That's a …

How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

cienpiesnf/Dollar Photo ClubYou drop a glass while making breakfast. You get stuck in traffic on your way to work. Your boss yells at you for being …

36 ways to change your life for the better

Most of the time you don't end up keeping them, and then you just feel worse because you committed to something and didn't follow through with it.<p>Resolutions shouldn't necessarily be things to stop doing or to get rid of, but instead they should be about embracing a different mindset.<p>If part of …

It’s Time to Retire Your Trusty Day Planner

Evernote is a 21st century day planner. In Part 4 of his productivity series for school leaders, organization consultant and former principal Frank …

4 habits that help you save money

Advice from financial experts abounds when it comes to increasing personal fortunes, says Danie Venter of financial services provider, Citadel.<p>One of …

Personal Finance

Here's a surprising recipe replacement for eggs

You've heard of root-to-stalk and nose-to-tail cooking, but here's a way to limit waste that may not have crossed your mind: Use the water in a can …

Psychologists say a common cognitive trap could be sabotaging your success

What time are you available for a phone call tomorrow? Can you sign off on this project proposal? How much pizza should we order for tomorrow's staff meeting?<p>Ugh. 2 p.m. Yes. 10 pies. Done.<p>You might feel incredibly productive after making these decisions, simply because you checked three items off …

The Best Exercises for Inner and Outer Thighs

Looking for more ways to work your thighs than endless squat and lunge variations? It's your lucky day. While you may already know spot toning …

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Healthy Biscuit Recipes

These petite quick breads aren't difficult to master and always taste just right.<p>1 of 17<p>Healthy Biscuit Recipes<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 17<p>Biscuit Mix<p>3 of …

What does your inner voice say to you?

Perhaps one day there’ll be brain implants with customised voices, just as you can have Snoop Dogg do your satnav<p>Psychologists may be the only researchers barred, on principle, from encountering the thing they’re meant to be studying. If anatomy’s your passion, cut up a corpse; if you want to …

New York University

This Google manager has the best advice on time management

When it comes to managing our time, many of us would agree there’s room for improvement.<p>Jeremiah Dillon, Head of Product Marketing at Google Apps for …

27 Creative Living Decors To Adorn Your Home

Are you looking for some unique decor ideas for your sweet home? How about a living decor? Lets do indoor gardening and home decoration at the same …

Find Out the "Type of Woman" You Were Meant to Love!

In the previous HP article, we discussed how to find out "the type of man you were meant to love." For men, we now discuss the type of woman you were meant to love.<p>Have you ever said to a friend, "She's such a fabulous woman! She has lots of the qualities I love about my mother. I'm sure she'd make …

I became a millionaire at 40, and I think money can buy you happiness

A couple weeks ago, something disturbing happened at work. One of my teammates (let's call him Jon) had a bad day. Jon had to deal with someone else in the organization many levels above him who is known for being cranky and difficult. When Jon called Mr. Cranky to ask a question, he was promptly …

How to Live in the Present Moment? Advice from 13 experts.

Focus on the present moment. It sounds so simple. Yet most of the time our minds are wandering; we are either planning for the future or rehashing …

The Zen Habits Guide to Letting Go of Attachments : zen habits

I’ve been finding more and more that the Buddha had it right: pretty much all of our struggles, from frustrations to anxiety, from anger to sadness, …

10 Ways To Create Your Own Meditation Room

Imagine having a room in your home that heals your mind, body and soul? Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a special room inside (or outside) of your …

Organize Your To-Do List into These 4 Categories

I’m busy as heck but not getting anywhere. What am I doing wrong?<p>Entrepreneurs say that staying focused is a huge challenge. So it’s crucial to have …

Time Management